Friday, February 25, 2011
Happy Friday, all! In response to Fashionable Academics CFP: What Does a Feminist Look Like, I had a great post all written out, but sadly my computer ate it. I was mainly trying to say that I realize that I might not look like what some might think a feminist might or should look like, but really, since my ideas about feminism are that women can do anything, and certainly that they deserve the same opportunities that men do, it seems to reason that feminists don't necessarily look one way or another. I can be pretty girly, and definitely embrace it at times, and I'm a feminist.
My feminism is deeply rooted in my own upbringing. My mom directly and indirectly taught me lessons in independence, and always made sure I stood up for myself. And my dad, although coming from a patriarchal upbringing and somewhat sexist while I was growing up (having a stubborn and outspoken daughter helped break him of that), encouraged me in things like math, science, sports and home/car repair and maintenance. Whether they knew it or not, my parents raised me to be a feminist. And thanks to their influence, I continue to fight for equality with my male peers and counterparts, challenge societal norms and gender roles, and believe that I can accomplish anything.
Cardigan: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Clarks Indigo, gifted
Watch: Fossil, gifted
Earrings: Handmade by a family friend